‘GI Joe: Retaliation’ Super Bowl Trailer

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One of the big question marks on the 2012 slate of films is G.I. Joe Retaliation, the part-sequel, part-reboot, of the G.I. Joe movie franchise, which has been given an (almost) all-new cast of action stars, and a new director in the form of Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2 &3).

That choice of director and a lackluster first installment had many movie fans feeling certain that G.I. Joe 2 wasn’t going to be any better than its predecessor – that is, until an impressive trailer for Retaliation changed the course of popular opinion into one of guarded optimism.

With the 2012 Super Bowl upon us, Paramount is using the opportunity to show off a little more (and we do mean a little) of its new G.I. Joe movie – and as with the previous trailer, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is brought front and center, alongside the other big action star gracing the movie’s marquee: Bruce ‘The Man’ Willis.

Check out the G.I. Joe Retaliation Super Bowl trailer below:

As stated, not much new material to see here, other than some brief glimpses of each member of the new team of Joe’s – Jinx (Elodie Yung), Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) – kicking ass in their various styles, alongside Roadblock (Johnson) and General Joe Colton (Willis). Still, all things considered, this sequel/reboot (requel) is already standing head and shoulders above the original film, in our book. If only for the fact that there are fewer cheesy one-liners and cartoonish action sequences.

Oh G.I. Joe 2, you had us at ‘ninja cliff battle’….

G.I. Joe Retaliation will be in theaters on June 29, 2012

Source: Paramount

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  1. “Oh G.I. Joe 2, you had us at ‘ninja cliff battle”
    Best quote of 2012 on screen rant so far. :)

    • hahaha Anchampion03, I was thinking the same thing. Just a really great line.

    • You are so right about that. One of the best quote so far Kofi!!! lol :)

  2. Um it had me at cobra commander with the actual mask instead of that really goofy plastic one they used in the first.

    • Yeah how did Cobra Commander get Bane’s mask anyway?

  3. I don’t understand why you guys are calling these 30 second commercials trailers. Last year you did the same thing and I was expecting 1-2 minute trailers and all we got were commercials.

    • because thats what it is during the super bowl. if they did a full 2:30 or even a 2 minute trailer they would have to spend over 16 million!

      • Its a super bowl “spot” not a trailer

        • I know what it “technically” is.

          I also know that most people will search for the ‘Super Bowl TRAILER’.

          Gotta give the people what they want. 😉

  4. Snake Eyes = Awesomeness personified

  5. I still say the whole “Duke Dies” thing is a swerve. I think he will be injured, captured, or both. They will play this up untill the movie opens.

    • kill him off Tantum is a eye sore whom shouldnt have to be endured

  6. So , my only question is this , in the ninja cliff battle,is the ninja in Yellow and black Kamakura, cause that looks awfully like is his costume. I mean im pretty sure thaT IS JINX, but she should be wearing her Red outfit and im sure its because the Arashikage Ninja are wearing the Red Ninja outfits and some poor movie goer might get confused, lol. Still I Like the shout out to the other Ninja on the joe team

  7. I couldn’t care less about the ninja gimmick. They had me at Bruce Willis, lol.

  8. this movie is gonna be awesome cause willis is in it =) man this looks sick

  9. honestly, i didn’t even think the first one was all that bad.

    stoked for this second one.

    • @andrewishochi

      I agree, the first one wasn’t BAD. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who takes all movies too seriously, but if you go into it expecting some cheesy “based on a cartoon” action movie, it wasn’t bad… But honestly, if the sequel is the same, not sure if I’ll be so forgiving the second time around. Hopefully this one is better, and with Bruce Willis in it, I’m definitely excited to see it…

  10. To me the first one was exactly like the cartoon was … BA vehicles, action and over-the-topness. :)

    But am really looking forward to this incarnation.

  11. This is so very odd, I am getting more excited for this movie. Loved seeing Firefly (looking like Firefly) standing next to Cobra Commander (looking like Cobra Commander).

    Roadblock better rhyme when it’s Cobra butt-kicking time.

    • Just as long as he gets to fight Cobra Commander and says, “Play it straight, or there’s no doubt, I’ll turn your eyeballs inside out” or “I don’t wanna bet my life on stopping that plane with a pocket knife.”

  12. Yes i keep forgetting about this film but i think this may actually be good.Wish the Crimsen Twins were in this one but if this film does well im sure they’ll be in the next one.

  13. Its got at least three things going for it cobra cammander actually looks like cobra cammander , snake eyes doesn’t have that stupid mouth on his mask, and so far I haven’t seen any of those wannabe ironman suits

  14. I don’t know what it is but anytime I see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson affiliated with a crazy action movie I get all giddy! If he plays his cards right he may be the next great action star this world desperately needs!

    • @TheStuart

      And the thing about Dwayne Johnson is, at least from the interviews of him I’ve seen, he seems like his off-camera personality is good too. He seems like a nice down-to-earth guy.

  15. I can see it now, next summer prepare to have your teeth kicked in, Dwayne “The Rock Johnson in the tooth fairy part 2

  16. yes dwayne needs to slow it down on the kids films and do more gritty action films. maybe expendables 3?

    • Yeah, that gritty PG13 Expendables…

  17. That would be cool because he definitely knows how to work with an ensemble given his work on fast five

  18. screw the first movie…this looks EPIC!

  19. Looking forward to this!

  20. Looking forward to Snake Eyes kicking ass.

  21. Who are the other ninjas supposed to be since there’s no stormshadow :p I mean are they from the actual cartoon or is it just something they made up for the movie. I was more into masters of the universe and tmnt

    • Storm Shadow is in this.

    • What you know about that Masters of the Universe?

      • It has nothing to do with GI Joe.

    • Yeti, if you’re anything like me your days of playing with G.I. Joes involved the originals, but since that was years ago they’ve added a ton more characters especially ninjas.

      From time to time I peruse the toy section to see what I could have if I was a kid again and the loads of new Joes is crazy.

  22. They should remove the number 2 from the title and say this is the first one. And deny to death there was another Joe movie ever made lol

  23. Okay I have to know is it just me or does it appear that Duke dies in the first trailer that was released for Retaliation in the scene where all hell is raining down on the Joes?

  24. Yo Joe! will be epic… much better then that other crap.

  25. Oh G.I. Joe 2, you had us at ‘ninja cliff battle’

    Not me.
    The only thing that makes it look halfway interesting is Bruce Willis.
    I saw the horror that was the first GI-Joe movie only for the Snake Eyes & Storm shadow fight, i’ll theater hop to see this 1…..if i feel like it.

  26. Looks good but I just hope Jon M. Chu will keep his promise that G.I Joe 2 will have more practical effects than CGI effects and the film will be hard and gritty.

    I was amazed by the first trailer so let’s hope this doesn’t turn out to be awful than the first one.

  27. COOOOOOL!!!

  28. Bruce Willis AND The Rock?

    In G.I. Joe?!

    Do I start standing in line now?

    • LOL, save me a spot. Thanks. :-)